I Started a new lot of uncleaned

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Inspector43, Jan 17, 2022.

  1. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    I started a new lot of uncleaned. Here is the first one semi-finished. I find it to be:
    Philip I, AE28 sestertius of Viminacium, Moesia. Struck AD 245-246. Year 7. 17.79 g.
    IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    P M S COL VIM around, Moesia standing front, arms outstretched over a bull and a lion.
    Date AN VII below.
    AMNG 103; Martin 2'14'1 and 2'14'4; Moushmov 36; Varbanov 136.

    Photos are before and after. Is it done? Comments please. No 1.jpg No 1 A and B.jpg
     
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  3. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    Very good result. I would stop - but take note I am a disaster in this aspect - cleaning coins. But on this one I think you might be close to maximum results - not sure if the legends can still be improved...
     
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  4. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    Thanks. The legends are very well defined on the coin. However, I am having a difficult time getting the light just right to bring out all details. I feel that it is finished. I will keep trying to get the light just right.
     
  5. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    Does anyone think Ren Wax would improve the detail?
     
  6. Gavin Richardson

    Gavin Richardson Well-Known Member

    Yes. Ren wax always helped my “dry” coins catch the light a bit and might approve the eye appeal. When that wax gets although, sometimes it can leave a dull film in the flip. But it won’t hurt anything. I would try it if I had some.
     
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  7. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

  8. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    Here it is after Ren Wax.
    No 1 A and B with Ren Wax.jpg
     
  9. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Sometime you might want to try linseed oil instead of Ren Wax
     
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  10. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    OK, I'll do that. I always have plenty on hand. I use it for keeping gun stocks in good condition.
     
  11. Xodus

    Xodus Well-Known Member

    @Inspector43 - Hey there, I'm a n00b to cleaning, but how did you get it so good? Ie, what steps did you take?
     
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  12. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    There are many posts on here about cleaning Ancients. I referred to them a lot. But I will try to summarize when I get a few minutes.
     
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  13. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    I don't think it is possible for me to adequately describe how best to clean ancients. The best thing to do is search cleaning ancients in the forums here. Read what they say is good practice. Then try some of the techniques.
     
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